The American Recording Academy, Grammy Awards, always interests various fandoms for their notable 'Best New Artist' award. The specific trophy has been and still is considered one of the most prestigious awards, especially now that the Recording Academy opened three more slots for nomination from its original five slots.

The newly opened three slots will let the less famous artists vie for the distinguished title, opening a full door for K-pop to showcase what they truly got. Being nominated for the Best New Artist award at the Grammys is more than an honor. However, the K-pop music scene lacks enough spotlight.

With only half a year left before the 2021 Grammy Awards, music critics predicted that some South Korean rising artists would be taking part: solo and group. In a Forbes Billionaires report, the money-driven site listed four K-pop ensembles predicted to competing against each other for the outstanding title.

Super M

The K-pop rookies put on their game right away after they debuted their first self-titled mini-album in 2019. The said album skyrocketed its way up to the first spot on the Billboard 200 upon its release. The all-boy group is also predicted to follow the mighty footsteps of BTS.


Without a doubt, the Korean femme fatale will be more likely to be on the list. With their record-breaking 'How You Like That' release, BLACKPINK is gearing up to release its first full-length album on October 2 this year. The quartet recently collaborated with the finest artists like Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa.

Monsta X

Monsta X's 'All About Luv' album is considered the group's most significant break in the U.S. upon its release, and the album climbed it's way up to the No. 5 rank on Billboard 200. Not to mention the album's tracks are sung in English.

NCT 127

For the time being, NCT 127 holds three records in the Billboard 200 chars. The band's first hit on the notable music chart was in 2018, followed by their No. 5 finish for 'Neo Zone' album.

Per Grammy, the forthcoming Grammy Awards will be held on January 31, 2021, at Los Angeles' Staples Center. CBS will air the awards night live.